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It takes time to make this happen, but so worth it!
It takes time to make this happen, but so worth it!

You know how it is when you have all sorts of plans and projects, and you make mental notes of them as they occur to you, and resolve to get to them later when you have time, but you never have time, so you never get to them, so the mental notes fade away into dust? Welcome to life! Hopefully the things we are busy with are more important than the ideas we file away for “later.” Sure it’s frustrating, but have you ever thought about how much worse it would be if you were so used to that process that you didn’t even bother to get good ideas anymore? That’s kind of the point of life, time, temporality, all that stuff. It forces us to prioritize, while the constant longing for all the other goodness that we just don’t have time for is a reminder that we were made for something more.

Those are just some random Friday morning thoughts. Enough philosophizing!

Evie will eat the mother hubbard squash. It is her destiny.
Evie will eat the mother hubbard squash. It is her destiny.
Daddy, can we get a penguin for the bathtub at home?
Daddy, can we get a penguin for the bathtub at home?

Last weekend was Evie’s first trip to the zoo! The weather was gray and off-and-on rainy, of course, but that’s just life in the PNW (Pacific North West). We are hoping that some of that rain becomes snow on the mountain, so that Crystal ski resort can open up early and we can go skiing for Kathleen’s birthday… but I digress.

The Point Defiance Zoo is a small zoo, but they have critters there, and that’s what counts. Evie was also tired and cranky from not napping, but still always up for being outside and seeing new things.

We saw wolves:Family Friday 23 16And fish:Family Friday 23 19 Family Friday 23 20And puffins:Family Friday 23 17And seals:Family Friday 23 18

Evie didn't want to play seal, she wanted to move, so Daddy had to play seal by himself.
Evie didn’t want to play seal, she wanted to move, so Daddy had to play seal by himself.

Evie tried to feed the birds, but she has trouble holding stillFamily Friday 23 9So Mommy fed them while Evie tried to grab them.

Nice birdie! Evie eat bird!
Nice birdie! Evie eat bird!

I always thought that feeding the birds cost tuppence a bag, but the zoo charges $1.50 a stick! Talk about inflation!Family Friday 23 5But the absolute best was seeing the polar bear!

“I shall name him Boris, and I shall clothe him in armor and ride him into battle!”

We also saw elephants, which are Daddy’s favorite!Family Friday 23 11On sunday we drove up to Bonney Lake to attend a birthday party for Kathleen’s Cousin’s oldest son. Family Friday 23 12It was good for Evie to meet some relatives she has not seen before, and for them to meet her.Family Friday 23 21Monday was MC, as usual. Evie always likes to go to MC and hang out with all her Aunties and Uncles. She found Uncle Adam’s hat and Aunt Maryanne put it on her head, but that was not what Evie had in mind. She wanted to eat it!

Silly Auntie, hats aren't for wearing, they are for eating!
Silly Auntie, hats aren’t for wearing, they are for eating!

Keep Uncle Adam and Aunt Maryanne in your prayers. Evie’s new baby cousin is due any day now! Then there will be two Kraeger cousins on the West Coast!

Then let the Shenanigans begin!

And that’s all for this week. Keep us in your prayers, and we are praying for y’all. God bless!

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